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How to become an intern at UN Information Centre?
5/2/2020 10:11:19 PM

Welcome to the website of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Internship Programme. This Internship Programme is for UNIC in Kathmandu only.

Eligible students interested in participating in an internship at UNIC can apply by visiting the United Nations Digital Repository in Nepal, at http://un.info.np. Please continue to read through our website for more information and guidelines.

The purpose of the United Nations Internship Programme is to:

  • Provide a learning opportunity by which graduate and post-graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments.
  • Expose students to the work of the United Nations with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of the United Nations' goals, principles and activities.
  • Encourage students to be global citizens with understanding of the SDGs, UDHR and sustainable global peace. 

Why be a United Nations Intern?
If you are thinking of global peace and development, an internship at the UNIC could be the ideal start for you.

The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. You will be given a real chance to work with UN staff. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals, you will be exposed to UN meetings and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.

Can you be a UNIC intern if

  • You are enrolled in a Master's or in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s programme
  • You have a good command of English
  • You are neither a child or a sibling of a United Nations staff member in Nepal

Keep in mind:

  • Duration: The internship programme lasts for at least three months and can be as long as six months.
  • Cost: UNIC interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Visa: The candidate will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
  • Travel: The candidate will arrange and finance his/her travel to UNIC Kathmandu.
  • Medical insurance: The candidate will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.
  • Confidentiality: The intern must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and shall not publish any documents based on such information.
  • Academic Credit: The candidate may get academic credit from respective education institution for the internship.

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This internship programme is offered by the UN Information Centre in Nepal. Please visit specific UN agencies websites for their offer of Internship programme.

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